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Bright spring sunshine meant there was nowhere to hide for those cheeky chicks!

Bright spring sunshine meant there was nowhere to hide for those cheeky chicks!

Cheeky chicks snuck their way into the Balfour Infant and Junior school playgrounds and fields on a lovely sunny Thursday 2nd April.

In this second year of BISA and the FBA running an Easter event together, children from reception up to year 6 chased around together looking for those mischievous little birds.

Once all 10 had been tracked down, everyone got a chocolate egg and the chance (in the case of the infants) to have a good explore of the Balfour Junior playground. Meanwhile, teas and coffees kept mums and dads refreshed after all that hard work.

And while the year 2s got a chance to explore their 'new' school, junior school children got to revisit old infant haunts

And while the year 2s got a chance to explore their 'new' school, junior school children got to revisit old infant haunts

All good fun but also a useful ‘transition’ event. With the good news that Balfour Juniors will be four form entry, like the Infant school, a year earlier than planned, from September this year, those coming down the hill when the go up a year got a chance to get a feel of the place.

While we used the event to raise some funds for bo PTAs, as ever, the hoards paying their £2.50 plus the teamwork to get this organised also demonstrated what a fab community we belong to.


Happy New Year!

One of the consequences of being involved in organising stuff for the FBA is that major annual events always seem to seep into my consciousness long before it is right and proper.

fireworksBut it will indeed be a happy new year because BISA have decided to rearrange their firework display for January 10 2009 so we can see the new year in with a bang and a whizz and a pop and a whoosh and so forth.

We’ll be putting another flyer out around the Junior school so everyone can join in by buying a ticket and enjoying the fun – it really is much more than the display – there’s food, a bar and lots of space to watch.

And I get to wear a lovely yellow jacket and shine my torch in people’s eyes and boss them around in the name of health and safety. Well, my kids never do what they’re told – it’s my one moment in the year to feel in charge!

Damp squib

tornadoSo sad that the weather means the fireworks at the Infants aren’t going ahead tonight but the north wind doth blow and all that. Or is it south? Or west? Whatever it is, it’s WINDY!

This is one of BISA’s biggest fund raisers and I hope everyone can still go along to the event once it gets rescheduled. We did chat at one point about BISA and the FBA doing some mutual advertising for each other’s events. Once your kiddies all leave the Infants, you may not get to hear about the fun stuff they have going on up the hill so I will put out a reminder to the Juniors when Lucy at the infants has a new date. If you did not get a chance to put yourself forward to help tonight with marshalling or boiling hotdogs and would like to give BISA a hand on the new date when we know what it is, send us an email and I’ll put you in touch with the organisers at the Infants.

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Friday 15th May is Quiz day! Well, evening. Get yourself a team together and get on down to the dining hall for 7.30. (Kick off around 8.00)

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It is truly wonderful the way that local businesses and those run by Balfour parents come up with brilliant ways to support our ventures.

If you would like to help out with prizes, donations and so forth in exchange for a warm fuzzy glow in your heart and your name on our leafelts and so forth, get in touch via the contact bit at the top.

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